Bridport News

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 00:10:00 +0100
'Predatory' woman groomed 'vulnerable' underage Dorset girl jailed
A CONTROLLING woman who ‘took advantage’ of a ‘vulnerable’ underage girl has been jailed for five years.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:42:18 +0100
Fifth day of queues at petrol station as fuel crisis continues - live updates
- Five day of queues at petrol stations across Dorset - The latest with fuel stations from across the area - A shortage of HGV drivers is seen to be the source of the fuel crisis - Government urges people to continue buying petrol as normal, adding t...

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
'Common sense ignored in order to facilitate new development'
THE draft access and movement study (Bridport News 9th September) reveals the fundamental problems of the ill-conceived Vearse Farm development.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Emergency services in Dorset provide fuel update as stations remain busy
EMERGENCY services in Dorset said they have a 'very healthy supply' of fuel - as motorists continue to flock to garages to fill their tanks amid fears of a shortage.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
In the Dock: west Dorset court listings
From court registers dated September 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:48:26 +0100
Weather forecast for thunderstorms across Dorset
AFTER a mostly clear morning, heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast across Dorset.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Bridport Boxing Club to host show at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
FIGHT nights are returning to the Bridport area later this year for the first time since 2019.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Series of music shows taking place at Marine Theatre
THE TEAM behind a local jazz festival are putting together an exciting music programme for the coming months.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Dorset highways teams wear blindness simulators
HIGHWAY engineers got an idea of what it is like to be blind in a move which it is hoped may help steer decisions in designing street layouts.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Warning to beachgoers during autumn and winter in Weymouth and West Bay
AS LIFEGUARDS leave our beaches, visitors to the coast are being urged to heed the RNLI’s safety advice.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Plan to make Dorset a 'sustainable palm oil community'
MOVES are afoot to make Dorset a “sustainable palm oil community”.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:13:09 +0100
Parked car's windscreen smashed in 'reckless' attack
A VEHICLE'S windscreen was smashed in a 'reckless' attack over the weekend.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:10:00 +0100
Warning to motorists storing fuel amid HGV driver crisis
DRIVERS have been warned about storing extra fuel at home as the queues at petrol stations continued at the weekend – leading to some garages putting limits on how much can be purchased, or sites being forced to temporarily close altogether.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:57:45 +0100
Fuel in Dorset: Latest updates from fuel stations as plea for drivers not to panic buy
Motorists are being urged to be respectful and responsible after a weekend which saw queues at petrol stations and some stations running out of fuel

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Concerns over solar farm proposal near South Perrott
CONCERNS have been raised over plans for a huge solar farm in the countryside.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:15:28 +0100
Coronavirus: A total of 338 cases across Dorset
A TOTAL of 338 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded across Dorset within the last 24-hour period, according to the latest figures.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:16:42 +0100
Fuel tanker runs into difficulty and causes heavy traffic on A35 in Bridport
A MAIN road in Bridport was closed for almost an hour after a fuel tanker which ran into difficulties needed recovery.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Second World War hero awarded Bomber Command Clasp
A WAR hero has finally received a clasp for medals he earned more than 75 years ago.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:10:00 +0100
Dorset experiencing 'high demand' for holidays in 2022
HIGH levels of demand for UK staycations are set to continue next year - with one delighted Dorset holiday provider experiencing a 70 per cent increase in bookings compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:14:23 +0100
Sainsbury's, Tesco and Aldi among supermarkets issuing food recalls
Food allergies and incorrect packaging are among the reasons behind a number of product recalls.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Final weeks of famous fossil hunter Mary Anning’s life to be performed on stage
THE FINAL weeks of famous fossil hunter Mary Anning’s life will be performed on stage.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Volunteers needed to lead walks in and around Bridport
A SCHEME which offers walks around Bridport needs volunteers to lead people on strolls in and around the town.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Fortuneswell Cancer Trust raises funds in Bucky Doo Square
THE PEOPLE of Bridport came up trumps to raise funds for chemotherapy at home services.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden test positive for Covid
Tom Fletcher and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Amy Dowden have tested positive for Covid.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:10:00 +0100
Tide times for Portland, West Bay and Lyme Regis
HERE are today's tide times for Portland, West Bay and Lyme Regis.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:06:29 +0100
Google warn Android users over new update which could see them blocked from apps
Those devices unable to upgrade to the newer version will be locked out from Google services for good.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
New location for Lyme Regis Mary Anning statue
A NEW location has been chosen for the statue of Mary Anning, due to be unveiled in Lyme Regis next year.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Climate issues highlighted in Bridport Great Big Green Week
EVENTS have been taking place throughout the week to highlight the need for action with regards to climate issues.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:33:25 +0100
Coronavirus: A total of 367 cases across Dorset
A TOTAL of 367 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded across Dorset within the last 24-hour period, according to the latest figures.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Hollis Mead Organic Dairy farm commended in parliament
A WEST Dorset dairy farm has been commended in Parliament for its approach to sustainable farming.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
South west sits seventh in UK's top 10 wildlife-friendly rankings
THE best regions for wildlife have been named - with the south west of England making it into the top seven.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 00:01:00 +0100
Roadworks in Dorset in October
RESURFACING and repair work on several key Dorset roads will take place in the coming weeks.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
New ultrasound machine installed at Dorset County Hospital
A 'VITAL' piece of medical equipment has been installed at a Dorset hospital, thanks to a £20,000 donation.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Picture of the Day: Sparrow hawk in Beaminster
Take a look at our Picture of the Day!

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Dorset law firm launches new healthcare division to boost support for care providers
A DORSET law firm has launched a new healthcare division to boost support for care providers in the rapidly growing sector.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Dorset economy could get £18m boost if Chancellor reverses key worker pay cuts, say unions
ANALYSIS shows the economic recovery in Dorset would be boosted by almost £18 million if cuts to key workers’ pay are reversed, according to a national trade union centre.

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
'If you thought about it for 24 hours, it was sold', say Kirstie and Phil of the fierce property market
The duo is back with a new series of Location Location Location - and mid-pandemic, it's a tough time to thrive. Gemma Dunn finds out how they fared.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Maria's Pantry wins Bridport News' Café of the Year competition 2021
A PICTURESQUE café housed in a 300-year-old building has been crowned the winner of the Bridport News Café of the Year competition 2021.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 16:44:13 +0100
Firefighters called to cat stuck in tree in Bridport
A cat stuck up a tree for two days prompted a rescue effort.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 17:32:32 +0100
Coronavirus: 281 cases recorded in Dorset in last 24 hours
A TOTAL of 281 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded across Dorset within the last 24-hour period, according to the latest figures.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Pictures: Gaia displayed in Symondsbury for Inside Out
A STUNNING seven-metre replica of the Earth is currently on display in Symondsbury.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:10:00 +0100
Bridport burglar who stole cash after kiosk break-in to be sentenced
A BRIDPORT burglar admitting breaking into a kiosk at West Bay and stealing cash.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Five Dorset pubs currently on the market
Fancy yourself as Dorset’s answer to Peggy Mitchell? If so, here’s your chance.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Areas in Dorset with the highest and lowest Covid-19 cases
SOME areas of Dorset are still reporting high numbers of Covid-19 cases according to the latest data.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Get secondary school applications in now says Dorset Council
APPLICATIONS are open for secondary school places in 2022 and Dorset Council is urging parents and carers to get the submission for their child in as soon as possible.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Sand lizards reintroduced into Dorset wild
A GROUP of the UK’s rarest lizard – the sand lizard - have been released back into the wild in Dorset.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Children climb Stonebarrow Hill 65 times in memory of late grandfather
TWO children are set for the final climb of their journey to raise funds in memory of their grandfather.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
Bridport Vintage Sunday Market returns this weekend
A MONTHLY vintage market will return this weekend for the penultimate time this year.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
David Mitchell: "Outsiders is particularly apposite now with the pandemic and threat of climate change"
There are three qualities David Mitchell thinks a candidate for his show Outsiders needs to possess.

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0100
What to expect from Jewel of the Mediterranean
Late summer is the perfect time to experience the Mediterranean holiday island now open to vaccinated UK travellers, says Sarah Marshall.

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